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Meet Laura Karplus (BA, German and International Studies ’10), Academic Advisor

by Debayudh Chatterjee, Graduate Assistant, HPRC Meet Lauren Karplus. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and German from UIUC in 2010 and went on to get a masters degree in Political Science at Illinois State University. Currently, she works as an Academic Advisor and Experiential Learning Coordinator in ACES at the University […]

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One Page? Yes, One Page. Mostly.

“I was wondering if you could give me your thoughts on making a resume with more than one page. I have seen conflicting opinions about this.” The less you give people to read, the more control you have over what they pay attention to. This advice applies to resumes, but also cover letters, writing samples, […]

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What Does Success Mean for YOU?

The 2019 – 2020 Illini Success Report has been released, and the outcome for humanities majors are in step with outcomes across campus: better than many had feared but not as good as they would be if there wasn’t a global pandemic happening right now. Once again we learn that, contrary to popular myth, humanities […]

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Love to Read =/= Love to Edit

Thinking about a career in editing because you love to read? “A love of reading is (or should be) a given for someone interested in becoming an editor, not because editing is similar to reading but because being deeply familiar with the written language can strengthen some of the tools used in the job. Having […]

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Careers for Humanities Majors: Sales (Account Services, Relationship Management, Solutions Architect)

Things that many humanities majors are good at: building relationships listening and hearing what isn’t said as well as what is recognizing the many dimension of a problem distilling complex information to a few key points coming up with creative solutions. Skills that are needed in the business world: everything that helps connect customers (which […]

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The Job Search: Feeling STUCK?

You’re not alone. Lots of graduating seniors feel bewildered by the job search process and don’t know where to begin. The last time you faced a big life transition, you were probably applying to college, a process that involves: A fairly rigid time table, with strict deadlines A cohort of peers following the same timetable […]

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